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5 Types Of Business Strategies To Consider Before Opening Up Shop

When it comes to starting any business, the strategy and organization you choose to utilize can make a big difference. Different ways of working are better suited to different industries and business sizes, so it’s crucial to consider these sorts of things before you begin hiring or go to market. From different software systems to overall philosophies, there are many ways that business strategies can inform the way you run your company. While there are hundreds of different business strategies ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Others, OKR, Business Advice, Business Strategies, Consider Acquisition


Microsoft moves its 2020 Build developer conference online

May is traditionally a month of big developer conferences, with Facebook F8, Google I/O and Microsoft Build often happening within the same two-week period. But not this year. After F8 and I/O were already canceled in favor of online events, Microsoft is now unsurprisingly following suit, too, and canceling the in-person element of Build, which was scheduled to run from May 19 to 21, citing concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak. “The safety of our community is a top priority. In lig...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington, Tech, Washington State, Microsoft Build, Facebook F8 Google, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coursera Providing Free Access to Its Course Catalog to Universities Impacted by COVID-19

FYI: If you work in a university impacted by COVID-19, Coursera invites you to leverage their course catalogue. The company's CEO writes: The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most serious global health security threat in decades. In many countries, restrictions imposed by government agencies have disrupted daily routines for millions, including students. Many universities in the impacted regions have suspended face-to-face seminars, closed campuses, and are scrambling to find a solut...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Education, College, China, Current Affairs, Coursera, Facebook Twitter, Duke University, COVID, Duke Kunshan


Preliminary Study Reveals How Long the Coronavirus May Linger On Various Surfaces

An anonymous reader writes: The coronavirus appears able to linger in the air for up to three hours and on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for two to three days, according to laboratory tests run by a team of federal and academic scientists in the US. It's unclear whether the virus would behave the same way in the real world. The new study, published Tuesday, was uploaded to MedRxiv, a repository of early-stage scientific papers that have not yet been peer reviewed. The new tests found th...
Tags: Cdc, US, Tech, Princeton University, National Institutes of Health the CDC UCLA


Judge Orders Chelsea Manning Released From Jail

A federal court on Thursday ordered Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who has jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, must be released. From a report: Judge Anthony Trenga of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia said in court documents it was discharging the grand jury. He noted that "Ms. Manning's appearance before the Grand Jury is no longer needed, in light of which her detention no long...
Tags: Tech, Army, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Northern Virginia, Manning, Alexandria Va, Dana Lawhorne, Anthony Trenga


Epic Games buys UK facial mapping startup Cubic Motion

Epic Games announced today that it’s buying Cubic Motion, a computer vision startup that’s been building out a platform for capturing more realistic facial animations with a complex camera rig and software platform. The game studio behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine has already done plenty of work with the UK-based startup, creating a number of tech demos over the past several years that have centered on translating an actor’s facial movements to a digital character in real-time. The startup’...
Tags: TC, UK, Tech, Epic, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Fortnite


Coronavirus could force ISPs to abandon data caps forever

Pressure from the global pandemic has broadband companies loosening the arbitrary restrictions on the connections users pay for — and this may be the beginning of the end for the data caps we’ve lived in fear of for decades. Here’s why. The coronavirus threat and official policies of “social distancing” are leading millions to stay home, doing meetings via video chat and probably watching Netflix and YouTube the rest of the time. That means a big uptick in bytes going through the tubes, both sim...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, Opinion, India, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Comcast, Rosenworcel, Jessica Rosenworcel, Fibernet, Verizon Media, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Google reportedly sent its Bangalore office employees home to work remotely after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in quarantine (GOOG, GOOGL)

  A Google employee based in Bangalore has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now in quarantine, CNBC reported Thursday. Google and property managers at the surrounding office park told employees to go home and work remotely, according to CNBC. In late February, a Google Zurich employee tested positive for the disease, leading the company to halt international travel, as first reported by Business Insider. The company also recommended all North America employees work remotely in an eff...
Tags: Google, Europe, Africa, Trends, Middle East, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, North America, Cnbc, Bangalore, Bangalore India, Google Zurich


Google reportedly sent its Bangalore office employees home to work remotely after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in quarantine

Google and property owners who share the office park have asked employees to work remotely, according to CNBC.
Tags: Google, News, Bangalore


'Eye-popping': A standout number in Amazon's financial report hints at growing momentum with the world's largest companies (AMZN)

Amazon's performance obligations, mostly related to Amazon Web Services, grew 54% to a record $29.8 billion in its most recent quarter, according to company filings. The growth in performance obligations show AWS is likely signing up more large enterprise customers who prefer long-term contracts. But the coronavirus could slow the pace of enterprise growth for AWS, as travel bans and conference cancellations make it harder to close deals. D.A. Davidson's Tom Forte says the impact will likely s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ge, Microsoft, US, Trends, Netflix, Bundesliga, Aws, Goldman Sachs, Cia, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Horwitz, Davidson


Oracle, Apple, Google, and Amazon are among the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here's the full list.

Oracle, Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other major companies have restricted employee travel because of the coronavirus outbreak. To safeguard employees from the outbreak, companies in Europe, Asia, and the US have started asking their employees to work from home as a precautionary measure. As of Wednesday, there are about 121,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the majority of which is in China.  The COVID-19 virus has spread to more than 100 countries. There are currently aro...


Amazon asks all employees to work from home, if they can

Amazon issued guidance Thursday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak recommending that global employees who are able to work from home to do so through the end of March. “We continue to work closely with public and private medical experts to ensure we are taking the right precautions as the situation continues to evolve,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an email statement. “As a result, we are now recommending that all of our employees globally who are able to work from home do so through the ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Twitter, Texas, California, Tech, Spokesperson, Barcelona, Companies, Austin, Nba, National Basketball Association, NHL, Viruses, Sxsw


Google employee in Bangalore tests positive for coronavirus

Google said on Thursday that an employee at its office in Bangalore, India has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and the firm has asked all the other employees in that office to work from home on Friday out of abundance of caution. “We can confirm that an employee from our Bangalore office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They were in one of our Bangalore offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms,” a company spokesperson said in a statement, adding that those who were...
Tags: Health, Google, Asia, India, Tech, Bangalore, North America Europe, Bangalore India, Instamojo, Meesho, Unacademy, TechCrunch Anand Rangarajan


All Apple Stores in China Will Be Reopened by Friday

As the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States and other countries, Apple is preparing to reopen its retail stores in mainland China. All 42 locations in the country will be open as of Friday local time, Apple confirmed to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple started shutting down select stores in China in January, and in early February, closed all stores in China. As the spread of the virus has abated in China, Apple has been reopening stores, and at the end of February, more than hal...
Tags: Apple, China, Bloomberg, United States, Disneyland, Apple Stores, China Apple, Mark Gurman Apple, China Government, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Russia Explains Why It Killed The OPEC Deal | Seeking Alpha

Russia Explains Why It Killed The OPEC Deal | Seeking Alpha:At the beginning of this week, I wrote about Russia's reasons for abandoning the OPEC deal in an article titled "Why Russia Killed The OPEC Deal". It did not take long for Russia to explain its reasons in an exclusive interview for Reuters. Those investors who are seriously interested in the oil space should definitely read the whole Reuters material (it is short), while I'll focus on the main points and provide my commentary. We'll als...
Tags: Travel, Google, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Reuters, Sorokin, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Pavel Sorokin


Chrome OS To Get Native App For Printing and Scanning Documents (slashdot)

According to 9to5Google, Google is working on a native Chrome OS app for printing and scanning documents. From the report: While there are many ways to start printing on Chrome OS, there's no real way to see what you've currently got queued to print, when not using Cloud Print [which is shutting down at the end of the year]. This is particularly frustrating if you've accidentally printed a long document as there's no way to cancel. [...] Late last month, work began on a new "Print Management app...
Tags: Google, News, Swa, BeauHD, Print Management


AT&T halts caps on broadband data as coronavirus drives many Americans inside

Senators are also urging more ISPs to do the same.
Tags: Technology, News, Internet, Trends, Broadband, AT&T, Coronavirus


Compass hires long-time Amazon exec as new chief product officer

Before joining Compass, Greg Hart spent more than two decades overseeing an array of products at Amazon.
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Compass, Jeff Bezos, Industry News, Joseph Sirosh, Pacific Union, Greg Hart, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Robert Reffkin, Eytan Seidman


Heartbeat Health raises $8.2M to improve cardiovascular care

While you’ve probably spent a lot of today thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth remembering that other health issues aren’t going away — and that heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Heartbeat Health is a startup working to improve the way that cardiovascular care is delivered, and it announced today that it has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding. Dr. Jeffrey Wessler, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, is a cardiologist himself, and he told me th...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, New York, Funding, US, Tech, Lerer Hippeau, Wessler, 406 Ventures, Optum Ventures, Recent Funding, Max Ventures, Heartbeat Health, United States Heartbeat Health


Russian trolls are outsourcing to Africa to stoke US racial tensions

With tech companies wise to many of the tactics that Russia’s now-infamous troll farms used to seed disinformation during the 2016 election, those campaigns are getting creative. According to a pair of reports out from Facebook and Twitter, a disinformation campaign run by individuals with links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) is back and focused on the U.S., but this time it’s being run out of Africa. “This network was in the early stages of building an audience and was operated by l...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Government, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, Tech, Cnn, Ghana, Internet Research Agency, Disinformation


Coronavirus: Apple's 5G launch could be delayed

Apple extended its recent sell-off as analysts continue to see uncertainty over how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the iPhone maker's sales and supply chain.Bank of America wrote that Apple's highly anticipated 5G iPhone could... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, Bank Of America


Oracle CEO Safra Catz said it's 'business a usual' as the impact of the coronavirus on the tech giant remains unclear (ORCL)

Oracle CEO Safra Catz said it is still unclear how the coronavirus crisis could impact the tech giant's business. "We're largely conducting  business as usual," she told analysts on the company's earnings call.  Oracle shares rallied late Thursday on better-than-expected results. Valoir analyst Rebecca Wetterman told Business Insider: "I'd expect we'll see the real hit come a few quarters from now, when companies that would have been on the verge of buying in the next few months slow their buy...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Microsoft, ORCL, Catz, Safra Catz, Rebecca Wetterman


D-Wave: Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Are 'Extremely Well Matched'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Following D-Wave's announcement of Leap 2, a new version of its quantum cloud service for building and deploying quantum computing applications, VentureBeat had the opportunity to sit down with Murray Thom, D-Wave's VP of software and cloud services. We naturally talked about Leap 2, including the improvements the company hopes it will bring for businesses and developers. But we also discussed the business applications D-Wave has already seen...
Tags: Tech, VentureBeat, Thom, Murray Thom


Reporters Without Borders uses Minecraft to sneak censored works across borders

Censorship takes many forms, but even the most restrictive countries can’t block every single path for information they’d rather not get in (or out). Reporters Without Borders has identified a surprising new platform for hosting banned content: Minecraft. The organization, collaborating with reporters, Minecraft pros and, of course, a creative agency, has produced an enormous in-game “Uncensored Library” that hosts a variety of suppressed reportage from places like like Saudi Arabia, Russia a...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Microsoft, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Government, Russia, Tech, Egypt, Minecraft, Vietnam, Reporters without borders, Saudi Arabia Russia, Javier Valdez, Jamal Khashoggi, Nguyen Van Dai


Does coronavirus need a brand?

Stay with me here. As we enter the full throes of coronavirus spread in the US, it’s becoming incredibly evident that we cannot depend on the Federal apparatus to clearly communicate any of the necessary information citizens need. From the CDC removing exact testing numbers from its site to the President saying it would just “go away” to the White House attempting to make information about the virus briefings classified .  Meanwhile, everyone is trying to determine what the right...
Tags: TC, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Matt Damon, US, Tech, Bill Gates, John, States, Seattle, Gates Foundation, Hopkins, Morris, New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society


Nest's Hello doorbell wins with a slim design, but puts the smartest features behind a subscription

When it comes to smart doorbells, there are really just two companies that dominate the market: Amazon's Ring and Google's Nest.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cnn


5G devices were less than 1% of US smartphone purchases in 2019

No surprise, really, that 5G smartphone sales are on the way up. Frankly, there’s really no other way to go, according to the latest numbers from NPD’s Mobile Phone Tracking. The firm noted that 5G handsets accounted for less than 1% of total sales in the U.S. The hurdles are also what you’d expect: namely, pricing and the lack of 5G availability. There’s also the fact that for much of 2019, there simply weren’t that many phones to purchase. When the devices did start arriving from companies...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Hardware, US, Tech, Smartphones, Qualcomm, 5g, NPD, LG Samsung


Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware

If there’s one thing certain during a pandemic, it’s that hackers will use it for their own gain. Don’t be too surprised. Every time there’s a major news story, a world event or even regular national events like tax preparation season, hackers jump at the chance to take advantage of the uptick in chatter to launch attacks against unsuspecting victims. As it turns out, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t any different. Several cybersecurity firms are reporting an uptick in attacks against a range of ta...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, China, Russia, Tech, Iran, Who, World Health Organization, Fireeye, Don, Ben, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China North Korea, AGARI


Verizon increases network infrastructure investment by $500M

Verizon said Thursday it will boost investment in network infrastructure, increasing its capital guidance by $500 million, to prepare for the rise in telecommuting and online learning amid the coronavirus outbreak. Verizon has not seen any measurable increases in data usage even as some business, schools and other organizations are asking its employees to work remotely, Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg told CNBC in an interview. He added that the company is monitoring it 24/7 because “patterns ...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Tech, Broadband, United States, Telecommunications, World Health Organization, Ncaa, Video On Demand, Verizon Communications, 5g, Cnbc, Telecommuting, Hans Vestberg, Vestberg, Coronavirus


Jamey Gambrell, RIP.

I’m surprised the name of Jamey Gambrell has never come up at LH (according to the Google site search); she was one of the translators from Russian who seems to have done a consistently good job, and I’m sad to learn from Daniel E. Slotnik’s that she’s died at 65 (which now, at 68, seems to me unforgivably young): Ms. Gambrell, a native New Yorker, steeped herself in Russian culture and literature, spending time in Moscow in the 1980s and ’90s and becoming involved in its art scene as artists ...
Tags: Google, Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Moscow, Leo Tolstoy, Chekhov, Sorokin, New York Times Book Review, Masha Gessen, Jamey Gambrell, Gambrell, Gessen, Tolstaya, Daniel E Slotnik



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